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Date: c 1905
Overall: 480 x 1175 x 280 mm
Medium: Wood, steel, brass, wire
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from McIlwraith McEacharn Limited
Object Name: Ship model
Object No: 00030270

User Terms

    This builder's model represents the SS KOMURA of the McIlwraith McEacharn Line. KOMURA was a Turret Deck steamer. The model features aft steering gear, binnacle compass, bollards, vents, interconnected decks, hatch covers, winches, 4 life boats and anchors.
    SignificanceThis model represents a typical vessel of an Australian shipping company at the peak of steam ship activity in the late 19th century.

    HistoryKOMURA was a turret deck steamer of 350 tonnes built by W Doxford & Sons Ltd at Sunderland, United Kingdom for Messrs McIlwraith and McEacharn Pty Ltd London.

    During the 19th century, shipping was essential to Australian commerce and was an important means of delivering food supplies, mail, passengers and resources. In 1887 McIlwraith and McEacharn first entered Australian trade by transporting immigrants from Britain to Queensland. They also played a role in the coal trade and competed in the competitive market of passenger trade.

    In 1957 McIlwraith and McEacharn merged with the Adelaide Steamship Company and the Melbourne Steamship Company to form Bulk ships Pty Ltd. In 1964 it became Associated Steamships and replaced their 12 fleet conventional cargo vessels with 3 container ships.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Builder's model of the McIlwraith McEacharn turret deck steamer KOMURA

    Web title: KOMURA

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